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“Good food, nice ambiance but a little overhyped”
Review of the girl & the fig

the girl & the fig
Ranked #4 of 125 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st St.
Description: Wine Country Destination restaurant in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Country Food with a French Passion. Seasonal local products, award winning Rhone-Alone winelist, full bar with aperitifs and unique cocktails. Enjoy seasonal garden patio dining.
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I would give it 3.5 stars, but to be kind I rounded up. The food was good (almost everything was good to ok-the fish was mediocre, the duck confit was delicious), the cheese selection was great and the prices were pretty fair.
So there is no con to this place, but if you live in any major city and eat out, you've eaten just as good or better.

Thank JEM782
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

While visiting Sonoma may husband and I ended up eating here 2 evenings. The first evening we sat at the bar and had a drink with dinner. It's a very busy atmosphere, but a lot of fun! Another evening we sat on the patio for dinner. If it's nice out, this would be my choice. The inside dining room gets a little crowded and close. The patio is very pretty. They are very accomodating with your dinner choice. I had wanted something light, so I was able to substitute a side salad to be served with the Flat Iron Steak. The Steak and Salad were delicious!

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a lovely lunch on the patio. When we first entered the restaurant we almost walked out because the bar area looked crowded, claustrophobic, and a bit disorganized. We were taken to the back of the restaurant to the patio which was much more welcoming. By the way, there seemed to be a small inside dining room toward the back of the restaurant, but that too seemed crowded.
The food was good, with a wide variety of choices. French fries came out cold, but were quickly replaced. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable for lunch.
The Girl and the Fig is located on the main square in Sonoma.

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Thank Moonstone07
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Maybe it was an off night. Arrived promptly for dinner reservation. Restaurant was packed and warm. Squeezed into a two-top against the wall (one seat is a shared bench), next to a foursome with one very loud talking guest. Made the dining experience not so pleasant. Add to that arriving quite hungry but assigned to an area with an inattentive server. Shared the Crispy Oysters (needed more puree, as the thick crust was dry) and the Goat Cheese Sampler (the fig compote was the highlight of the meal). Disappointing as we selected the restaurant based on reviews in wine magazines and Open Table. As a result, didn't stay for an entree.

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Thank RSACJA
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Ate here during our trip to Sonoma, recommended by a friend who knows the area. We arrived late morning. Restaurant filled with customers and buzzing. Great atmosphere. We sat at the counter which is just as enjoyable. Food was well prepared and well presented. Staff was excellent, knowledgeable and very helpful. I enjoyed it the most out of any other place we at during our stay there. Recommended.

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Thank AA51
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